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Learning with Parents is a charity with a vision for every child to be supported at home to fulfil their potential.
We are narrowing the attainment gap by supporting all parents and carers to engage in their children’s learning.
We do this by leading the Parental Engagement Forum - a group of organisations and researchers connecting to improve home learning across the sector. We also provide a ground-breaking parental engagement programme to primary schools, which aims to motivate and empower all families to have enjoyable learning experiences together.
In the last year, our charity has become a leading player in parental engagement, working with over 10,000 families and large organisations such as BBC, Department for Education and Oak National Academy.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a Programme Director with a strong knowledge of how schools operate and of the education sector more widely to lead Learning with Parents school programmes, working with schools and other partners through our platform to promote parental engagement in their children’s learning.
The Programme Director leads the Schools Team in supporting our school partners and other partners to use our platform, ensuring that parents and teachers are supported to effectively use the technology and that school leaders are regularly updated on the progress of their classes. Part of the role involves leading the Learning with Parents’ sales process to bring on board new schools, allowing us to expand our reach to more disadvantaged families. The Programme Director is responsible for overseeing and improving, as necessary, all the processes and materials which underpin these programmes. This includes working closely with Learning with Parents’ Tech Team to feed into new developments, updates and any troubleshooting as required.
The Programme Director also represents Learning with Parents and promotes parental engagement in sector networking and advocacy events.
Finally, the Programme Director is a member of the Learning with Parents Senior Leadership Team, drawing on their experience and learning coming for our programme to feed into strategic discussions.
This is a hybrid role, with Mondays and Tuesdays in the Bristol office, the rest of the week remote.
Core Areas of Responsibility
Lead on school sales
- Lead on the sales strategy, process and progress towards school sales targets.
- Identify new leads to feed into the Learning with Parents schools pipeline, including engagement with Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) and other potential networks.
- Take potential school partners through our sales process
- Update and develop any new marketing and branding materials.
- Ensure that when new schools are handed over to the Schools Partnership Managers and effectively onboarded into the programme.
Oversight of school partnerships
- Oversight of existing school partnerships management.
- Lead on school relationship strategy.
- Support the School Partnership Managers to manage school relationships, address and escalate issues as they arise and keep the wider team informed.
- Support the School Team to maintain regular meaningful communications with school partners, including through catch up calls, monthly newsletters and tailored termly impact reports.
- Liaise with the Tech team to ensure that any tech issues can be managed, as appropriate.
- Oversight of the school renewal process and progress towards targets.
- Oversight of the transition process for existing schools from one academic year to the next on the Learning with Parents platform.
- Strengthen current systems and ensure any lessons learned are captured.
- Directly line manage the Schools Team which includes two Schools Partnership Managers and the Charity Development Coordinator.
Strategic and technical input
- Feed into strategic discussions on the direction of the organisation.
- Provide input into the development of new content, programmes, partnerships or tech drawing on experience in the education sector and learning from the Learning with Parents programme.
- Support or lead on the development of new strategic partnerships.
Additional possible areas of responsibility
- Oversee the impact measurement of Learning with Parents programmes, including exploring new approaches and methodologies
- Support the Programme and Operations Officer with ongoing impact reports for schools and external publication.
Our ideal candidate would be able to provide examples of when they have used the following skills and experience:
- Experience of working in schools (e.g. as a teacher) or working closely with schools
- Project management and organisational skills
- Excellent management skills, including the ability to lead and motivate others
- Experience developing and strengthening systems and processes
- A desire to champion and uphold our organisation’s vision, mission and values
Our ideal candidate might also be able to provide examples of when they have used some of the following skills and experience, although these are not essential:
- Experience of working in schools (e.g. as a teacher) or working closely with primary schools in the UK
- An understanding of education inequality in the UK
- Experience of strategic planning and development
- Experience in sales and marketing
- Experience in impact measurement and evaluation
- Lived experience of some of the barriers that families from disadvantaged communities face in engaging with children’s learning
We have a passionate team and supportive culture, which was recognised as we were named one of “The top 100 organisations to escape to in 2021” by Escape the City. In addition, we offer:
- Generous holiday allowance (35 days, including bank holidays)
- Income protection in case of sickness
- Home-based working with optional office time
- Flexible working times
- Social events
- Environmental (Net Zero) Pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Benefit Hub, including virtual GP and discount scheme
Due to the nature of our work with young people, on acceptance of offers all Learning with Parents employees are subject to a DBS check in accordance with Safeguarding Policies and offers will also be subject to reference checks.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
As our Regional Programmes Manager, you’ll inspire and lead our team of remote-based Senior Project Workers and Project Workers to effectively deliver high-quality support services for kinship families across the North of England and some parts of the Midlands. You’ll do this by working in close collaboration with local authority teams across the North and the Midlands who have commissioned our services. You’ll also develop effective partnerships with other local authorities to secure commissions and generate income for services.
Your team will deliver the following programmes:
- Kinship Ready – online workshops to prepare new and prospective special guardians for their role, as well as wraparound one-to-one support
- Kinship Reach – remote one-to-one support and virtual support groups
- Kinship Connected – in-person one-to-one support and support groups in the community
This role is home-based with travel across the North and Midlands, as well as other parts of England and Wales from time to time.
Kinship is the leading charity in England and Wales for kinship carers – relatives and friends who raise children when their parents aren’t able to. We offer kinship carers expert advice as well as financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. We’re always there to help with the complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make, as well as to celebrate the good times.
Working alongside kinship carers and the children they raise, with their voices and views at the fore, we build communities of support and give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, as well as to raise awareness of kinship care and secure better support for all those playing this critical role.
In return, we offer 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part-time) and pension.
For further details about the role, please refer to the attached job specification.
To apply, please click the Apply button to send us your CV and cover letter, along with a completed Equal Opportunities form.
Closing date: 12.00 pm on Monday 30 May 2022.
Interview date: Week commencing 13 June 2022.
Please send a copy of your CV, a 1–2-page supporting statement and an Equal Opportunities form.
We’re recruiting for a collaborative Director of Programmes and Community Power Building to join our team as the third member of the Executive.
As Director of Programmes and Community Power Building at the Finance Innovation Lab you will develop the next stage of our community strategy, leading the growth and engagement of our community of systems-changemakers - including activists, campaigners, innovators, intrapreneurs, practitioners and thought leaders - all working towards a financial system that serves people and planet.
We are looking for someone to lead our thinking of how to build community power to shift the power dynamics in the system, challenge the underlying power structures and mental models that hold the system in place, and achieve tangible impact that helps build a financial system which is democratic, sustainable, just and resilient.
You’ll have responsibility for overseeing our programmes including supporting programme leads with strategy development, fundraising, and thought engagement.
You should be UK-based and able to reach our office in London regularly for external meetings. In accordance with our environmental aims we strongly prefer staff to avoid air travel where possible.
To find out more and apply click 'Apply via our website'.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Caxton Youth Organisation:
Thank you for your interest in the role of Head of Programmes at Caxton Youth Organisation.
We’re looking for someone who understands the youth workspace and is passionate about the need for extracurricular services for young people with learning disabilities, who is enthusiastic about youth-led activities and amplifying the youth voice, as well as having a good head for safeguarding and communicating to the young people, team, families and wider partners.
Ultimately this role will help us deliver an exciting menu of activities and achieve outcomes for our four main programmes:
•Health and Getting Active: (including sexual health, personal hygiene, coping with stress, substance misuse awareness, and sports including football and dance)
• Employment Support: (including workplace skills, digital literacy, staying safe, training, interpersonal skills, and volunteering).
• Independence: (including managing money, managing a home, personal awareness & problem solving, and emergency planning)
• Emotional and Social Wellbeing: (including emotional literacy, taking notice, self-care, building connections, peer-mentoring and person-centred planning)
Purpose of the role: The Head of Programmes will support the CEO in the delivery of high-quality programmes and activities taking responsibility for: See Attached Job specification.
Skills and Abilities
- Has a Youth Work qualification (E) preferably at degree-level (D)
- Excellent written and communication skills (E)
- Has a good understanding of different communication methods, including Makaton (D)
- Advanced use of Microsoft packages, including word and excel (D)
- Extensive youth work experience (E) with young people with disabilities or communication issues (D)
- Extensive experience of programme design and delivery (E)
- Experience of internal monitoring and evaluation of staff and project outputs (E)
- Experience of detailed reporting to funders on all aspects of the programme and services (narrative and financial) (D)
- Direct line management experience (D)
- Has a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and confidentiality (E)
- A good understanding of issues surrounding young people with disabilities (E)
- Has an in-depth knowledge of the communication needs of disabled young people, specifically those on the autistic spectrum (D)
Personal Attributes and Other Requirements
- Is able to work as part of a team and to use own initiative (E)
- Is willing to travel and to work unsociable hours, including evenings and occasional weekends (E)
- A highly motivated and energetic leader (E)
- Self-starter, able to use own initiative to show insight and manage complex situations and processes between people (E)
- Is dependable and professional (E)
- The ability to remain calm when working under pressure (E)
- Is able to drive and willing to occasionally drive a minibus (D)
About Caxton Youth Organisation:
At Caxton, we work with 11-25 year olds with learning disabilities resident in Westminster. There is nowhere quite like Caxton Youth, that’s what the young people we work with and their families tell us, and we passionately believe it too.
Caxton is entering its 75th year, quite something for a small but mighty charity, and our longevity says so much about the importance of the services we provide to ensure young people with disabilities in Westminster are able to advance in their personal development, integrate into the community and lead independent and fulfilling lives wherever possible.
The majority of our work is delivered at our dedicated Youth Club in south Westminster. Our youth work team focus on young people’s social & emotional wellbeing, independence, employability and health & personal care. All these topics are addressed during weekly youth club sessions which take place in the evenings, and young people are supported to attend thanks to our very own Caxton minibus which collects and drops participants home across the borough. During school holidays we make use of our fantastic outdoor base in Surrey, giving our members the opportunity to experience life outside London, and parents and caregivers some much needed respite.
Essential Safer Recruitment Criteria
Caxton Youth Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employer and the DBS.
The time commitment is 37.5 hours per week. This will include evenings, the occasional weekend for trips to Ripley. We also arrange 2 weeks of fun residential trips during the Easter and Summer holiday, where you’d be expected to stay overnight. All overnight stays are taken back in lieu, meaning the added benefit is you can take extra holidays or days off during the week. While sessions are at specific times, this role lends itself to flexible working.
When you are not required to be in a specific place for activities, we are flexible about working location.
Applications must be sent to Rose Swainston via charity jobs 'quick apply' by Friday 20th May 2022 and consist of:
• A CV with salary information for your most recent post and two referees, one of whom should be your present or most recent employer. We will contact them after interview if you are successful.
• A letter no more than 2 pages which explain how you meet the requirements in the person specification.
We plan to shortlist and schedule interviews throughout this time period. The interviews are provisionally scheduled for the 23rd/ 24th May. If you wish to schedule an informal chat to learn more about the job, please call our office.
Are you an inspiring and experienced leader in the field of international human rights law? Do you want to be the person that will spearhead Amnesty International's advancement of human rights law as a critical tool for change? Do you want to oversee cutting edge advocacy, research and litigation on some of the most critical human rights challenges the world faces?
The Law and Policy Director provides leadership and vision in the development and application of international law and policy for the Amnesty International Movement and the broader human rights movement. They ensure that Amnesty International maintains an effective role in pushing for the development and implementation of legal standards and norms in order to empower human rights activism globally. They ensure the Programme's staff provide expert advice and review and engage in carefully selected and strategic research, advocacy and strategic litigation to influence international and national standards, institutions and policies relating to key human rights themes led by the programme.
You are a visionary leader with significant experience and expertise in human rights law and policy development, and in public interest litigation, external representation, media and communications, and in the management of people and other resources. You can communicate a vision of the opportunities and threats human rights face. You are a reliable source of good judgement and have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, impartially weigh different views and to help resolve them in an emotionally intelligent manner. You have a demonstrable personal commitment to subverting patriarchy, power differentials and marginalisation in Amnesty's external work and within the movement. You communicate, verbally and in writing, in a compelling manner and in plain language, including on complex legal issues. You lead, inspire and motivate your own and other teams to work collaboratively and effectively.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: (please refer to JD for full list)
Ensure that legal and policy advisers provide expertise and advice and ongoing training to IS staff and the wider AI movement to ensure that Amnesty's outputs accurately reflect relevant legal standards, are consistent with AI's policies and are of high quality.
- Oversee the human rights policy development and curation process, including engaging with the wider Amnesty movement on key human rights policies.
- Provide overall leadership over the delivery of the programme's thematic focuses, including research, legal and policy analysis, advocacy and strategy development in fields such as holding and expanding civic space, securing remedy for crimes under international law, tackling human rights impact of punitive criminal justice approaches, control over the trade in and use of policing equipment and other weapons, ending the death penalty, protecting children's rights, with addressing discrimination as a key objective within each of these themes.
- Act as an ambassador for the organization on law and policy issues.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: (please refer to JD for full list)
- Significant experience and expertise in the field of human rights law and policy development, and in public interest litigation, external representation, media and communications, and the management of people and other resources.
- Ability to work well with legal and policy experts, media experts, campaigners and advocates, regional experts and researchers, thematic experts and researchers, and the ability to facilitate communication among different parts of the IS and the AI movement.
- Accomplished written and oral presentation skills
- Commitment and ability to effectively manage and professionally develop the staff in the Programme and to lead, inspire, motivate and facilitate their own and other teams to collaborate/support one another to deliver integrated and co-ordinated interventions.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're
An opportunity to lead as our Programme Manger in a role designed to shape and deliver our life -changing deveopment programme to young people engaged in sport across London.
This is a part time role with flexible working days equivalentto 2.5 days per week, aligned to the demands of the role.
We are recruitng a Programme Manger to oversee the work involved in delivering our overarching programme. This will mean being responsible for the continued content creation and design of the programme syllabus; being part of and managing the team of BEK trainers to deliver the syllabus to the 22/23 cohort of young people and working with the Executive Director and other members of the professional team, trustess and partner organisations to ensure the integration of the programme into the wider scope of BEK's activities.
- Plan, develop, deliver and evaluate the BEK Development syllabus in conjunction with support from the Trainers Team and where relevant, partner organisations.
- Work with the Executive Director to recruit to the BEK Development Trainer Team as required.
- Manage the BEK Development Trainer Team, to include supervising and scheduling the BEK Development programme delivery.
- Manage processes associated with the Trainer Team’s preparation and review of each BEK Development delivery cycle.
- Ensure that the development and delivery of the BEK Development programme matches the organisation’s aims and strategic goals.
- Initiate and develop relationships with relevant stakeholders (including the young people we work with, sports coaches and teachers) to support the development of programmes - ensuring overall design and delivery is of a high standard.
- Accurately monitor progress on programmes (including budgets, income and expenditure) as supported by the Executive Director.
- Manage communications with all stakeholders - including schools and clubs - to ensure timely awareness of programme arrangements, permissions and any other regulatory or specific requirements.
- Report at regular intervals to the Executive Director and from time to time, trustees and funders and other stakeholders, on programmatic activity and progress at regular intervals.
The Programme Manager should show effective leadership, high quality delivery skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be able to successfully deliver on the responsibilities of the role.
They will be an adept project manager, able to multitask in order to plan and deliver the BEK Development programme across different sites throughout each delivery cycle. They will be a good communicator who is able to update relevant stakeholders with the progress of the delivery cycle and any of our varied programmes at both the design and implementation stages.
They should be able to develop and track the BEK Development programme budgets accurately.
They will be solutions driven and able to take initiative, seek advice and support where they face challenge.
They will have excellent relationship building skills, enabling them to connect with the young people who participate on the programme, the Trainers Team who they manage, and the wider BEK executive team and trustees.
As a small charity, there is likely to be opportunity for the Programme Manager to support in other areas of the charity to enable ongoing growth and a successful Programme Manager will demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and a wiliness to drive the charity forward.
- Experience in teaching, training, coaching and/or facilitation.
- Experience of programme content creation/design.
- Knowledge, understanding and/or lived experience of the power of sport.
- Demonstrable experience of working with young people aged 15 plus and leading multiple stakeholders.
- Excellent project management and organisational skills.
- An ability to plan and manage budgets.
- Experience of working both independently and within a team.
- Ability and experience managing and reporting.
- The ability to build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Knowledge of the Third Sector.
- An understanding and interest in sports/performance psychology.
What we can offer you:
Great hands-on experience and development opportunities.
Charity sector experience.
Insights into charity operations, relationships development and stakeholder engagement.
High levels of responsibly commensurate with the way the role develops.
Supportive, working environment.
Application Information and Further Details
This role is advertised as a part time position equivalent to 2.5 days per week, but to be spread in some weeks over Monday to Friday depending on the delivery schedule.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A newly founded social enterprise who focuses on delivering arts based Black history programmes for young people are now recruiting a Head of Programmes to join their team in July or August 2022.
The organisation was founded to facilitate social change and equip young people with a better sense of identity through the UK national curriculum. Their programmes are for all young school aged people and they also provide teacher training and campaigns around the education of Black history.
The role is permanent and remote with staff working across the country. They envisage opportunities for some office work, travel and teams days as the role evolves.
In a new, vital position for the organisation, as the Head of Programmes you will lead and manage the processes and delivery of face to face and digital programmes across the organisation consisting of a flagship programme for young people as well as resources for teacher training programmes. You will aim to increase the impact of the programmes and resources while ensuring high quality across the education team.
Reporting to the Director of Operations and line managing 5 education and project specialists, you'll be a confident leader and will engage in operational support, relationship management and team development opportunities. You will also identify and implement a commercial strategy for the programmes, so being commercially minded will be important.
You will have experience managing and developing national scale education programmes for young people in a small to mid sized organisation. You may bring experience from the education, charity or children and young people sectors along with a commercial and creative mindset. You will be an excellent communicator, highly motivated to work remotely while balancing multiple workstreams as well as managing a team in various locations across the UK.
This is a great opportunity to significantly and creatively contribute to the impact and development or a new organisation with national and international goals.
To show your interest, please click apply and attach a copy of your CV. Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted and the role may close before the expiry date on the advert.
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.
The South West Academic Health Science Network (South West AHSN) is one of 15 AHSNs across the country set up by NHS England to spread innovation at pace and scale across the country. We are uniquely placed to connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, using our position to drive the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations. Our remit covers Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, taking in urban areas and tackling the challenges associated with pockets of deep, long-standing and increasing deprivation, an aging population, children living in poverty, and a dispersed and sometimes isolated population. A major focus for us over the next five years is improving health equity through innovation.
We are growing our Programmes function to deliver the aims and ambitions of our new five-year strategy. This is an exciting period of growth and to support this we are seeking to expand our Programmes business function with several new Programme Manager roles. As a Programme Manager, you will manage the development and delivery of one of our key programmes, using quality improvement methodology.
Reporting to a Programme Director, your key responsibilities will include:
• Building strong external relationships with key stakeholders involved in our programmes.
• Developing our methodologies to spread innovative practice.
• Working with our communications and engagement function to engage partners in our programmes, communicate the impact of our work and raise our profile at a regional and national level.
• Working with our evaluation and learning function to define and measure the impact of our programmes.
• Working with our partnerships function to identify and develop new partnership opportunities to grow our work.
• Managing external contractors, associates and clinical advisors to deliver programme aims as required.
• Building strong relationships with other AHSNs and contribute to the success of the national AHSN Network.
You could come from a wide range of different backgrounds, and we would look to match your skills with the opportunities we have. Our team is diverse and we celebrate those differences and the variety of skills all our team members bring. As part of a peer group of Programme Managers, you will manage a range of projects and lead small direct and matrix teams of other programme managers and project managers. You will be at the heart of our work to spread innovative practice, all with the aim of improving health equity across the South West region.
To succeed, you’ll need experience of leading improvement projects and programmes. You’ll have good knowledge of change methodologies such as Quality Improvement (QI) frameworks, Lean or Six Sigma, and project and programme management frameworks such as PRINCE2 or Agile. We are looking for people with a strong focus on impact who are passionate, determined and goal focused with commitment to delivering excellence. You’ll be a strategic thinker, able to effectively manage a complex range of competing priorities. You’ll also need to be a strong communicator with the ability to communicate convincingly to wide range of audiences.
In return, we offer a highly stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment with variety and professional development. If you are passionate about improving health services, there can be few opportunities that offer a platform for you to have such a tangible impact at a population level.
For a recruitment pack with further information about the role and how to apply, please contact James Stephens at Morgan Law. The Closing Date for applications will be 11pm on Wednesday 25th May.
Location: Your official base will be our offices in Exeter and there will be some travel to partner sites within the South West. We would like you to spend one team day a week in our Exeter office but we can offer flexible and remote working outside that.
Hours: We have a number of roles and can consider applications from individuals seeking full-time or part-time working hours.
We are happy to consider candidates on secondment from their current employers.
The Taylor Bennett Foundation (TBF) works to support ethnically diverse people into careers in public relations and communications.
We do this through our flagship PR Training programme, internship and mentoring programmes. We are embarking on a period of growth, with a clear aim to change the lives of more young people with our existing programmes and new initiatives launching in 2022. Integral to our plans is a new role – Head of Programmes.
Head of Programmes
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Start Date: June 2022
Reporting to: Chief Executive
Direct reports: 2 Senior Programme Managers
Location: London, with some opportunity for home working and UK travel
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
Employer Pension Plan, combined minimum of 8 % contribution
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and organisation close down between Christmas and New Year.
The Head of Programmes is a key part of developing and refining our strategic objectives for the next three years. The Head of Programmes will be part of TBF’s leadership team and will lead a small team who are dedicated to TBF’s charitable objectives and aims. The Head of Programmes will have a clear understanding of how to deliver high quality education, training and employability programmes, including how to keep TBF’s current programmes fresh and exciting for young people and will also be excited about motivating a talented team to achieve their goals.
The Head of Programmes will build, establish and maintain good and professional working relationships with:
- Sponsoring firms (currently Brunswick Group, FTI Consulting, Finsbury Glover Hering and HSBC) and key employer partners.
- Universities, careers services, relevant societies and community organisations working with ethnically diverse people.
Main duties and responsibilities
As Head of Programmes you will be a key part of the leadership team, providing strategic management support to the Chief Executive, managing a small dedicated team, and leading on the delivery and development of the Foundations existing and new programmes.
Strategy and team development
- Develop a creative programme strategy for the benefit of TBF’s beneficiaries.
- Ensure TBF’s programmes remain relevant and exciting for the young people that take part.
- Be accountable for the programmes KPIs and set up of new projects, ensuring Programme Managers are keeping clear records of project plans, progress and impact data.
- Build a cohesive and engaged team that embraces TBF’s core values and has a culture committed to reflective learning, accountability and impact. This includes, regular supervision, appraisals and team meetings to monitor progress.
- Deliver a varying range of TBF’s programmes to a high standard ensuring the programmes meets its objectives.
- Lead on key partnerships linked to the programmes work and ensure that these relationships remain positive. This will include selected partners, education and community contacts that will include regular communications and quality reporting, to support delivery and funding objectives.
- Lead on the impact and evaluation of TBF’s programmes and alongside the CEO, lead on the development of an annual Impact Report.
- Develop and deliver appropriate and impactful events.
- Represent TBF externally at events as required.
- Play an active role in the leadership team with a particular focus on linking programme activities with the rest of the Foundation.
- Uphold the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s values and behaviours and fostering good working relationships.
- Deputise for the CEO where appropriate.
Budgetary and Human Resources
- Keep track of programme budgets, to ensure expenditure and income targets are met.
- Lead and develop the Programmes team, ensuring that staff are effectively recruited, have development opportunities, and are supported and supervised so they are able to deliver a high quality service and meet programme objectives.
As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the Head of Programmes. The postholder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Chief Executive.
- Experience of programme and event delivery.
- Experience of staff management.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to manage key stakeholder relationships
- Knowledgeable in the challenges regarding the lack of ethnic diversity in the PR and Communications industry.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to prioritise and deliver against set targets to agreed deadlines.
- Strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and belief in the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s mission.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
- Proficient in Salesforce and Dropbox.
- Demonstrable interest in issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in issues surrounding social mobility.
Equal opportunities Statement
Taylor Bennett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience specifically relating to the person specification.
CVs sent without a covering letter will not be considered
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.
With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.
As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.
We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.
The ADoP supports the Director of Programmes in the development, direction and strategic management and operational oversight of Options’ portfolio of programmes. The ADoP has delegated oversight of programmes within the portfolio and line manages Team Leaders. The ADoP also oversees the Programmes’ Resource Unit (PRU) with line management of Head of PRU. The ADoP works with the New Business and Partnerships Team, Technical Department, Management Services and Country Representatives in Tier 1 countries to ensure high quality programme delivery and growth across the company. The ADoP is part of the Programmes Department Senior Management Team responsible for high quality delivery of Options portfolio, with cross-departmental responsibilities.
- Significant and proven work experience in the development sector at a senior level
- Extensive experience of delivery health and social development programmes within low-middle income countries
- Experience of overseeing the delivery of large, complex programmes, supporting senior leaders to deliver against agreed contracts
- Strong commercial acumen and budgeting skills
- Strong negotiation and influencing skills
- Excellent line manager motivating and supporting teams to deliver
Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance.
- To apply, please submit a CV and short covering note explaining why you are suitable for the position.
- Closing date for applications is: 05 June 2022
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 13 June 2022.
- Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
- As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
- Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
- We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
- Applicants must have the right to work in their chosen country of employment; the UK, Kenya or Nigeria.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Senior Programmes Marketing and Communications Officer
Full time, permanent contract
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Location: Hybrid (minimum 2 office days per week)
Hours: 09.00 – 17.00
Job type: Full time, permanent
Holidays: 27 days annual leave + public holidays
The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 7,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live.
This new role will work across the programmes team supporting the recruitment of participants to Sutton Trust programmes and their continued engagement with us. The role will be responsible for delivering programme marketing and communication activities, including coordinating, writing, designing, and evaluating communications across physical, digital, and social media formats. You will work on cross team projects including promoting the Sutton Trust in schools, supporting programme leads with student communications and engagement and lead on projects such as the build of a new microsite for our programmes. This role is based in the Programmes team but will work closely with the Communications team to ensure consistency in brand across the Sutton Trust’s outputs.
The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.
Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to us.
The applicant pack includes:
- Job description and person specification
- Application form
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (optional)
Applications should reach us by 9:00am on Monday 23rd May, with first round interviews to be held online on Thursday 26th May and second round interviews to be held on Monday 30th May in our London offices. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview.
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Location: Good work life balance. UK-based with the option for remote working.
Benefits: Civil Service pension- defined benefit: Generous employer contribution up to 27.9%. 25 days paid annual leave and 8 public holidays. Friendly, supportive, and engaging environment (working with people who are passionate about positive change and strengthening democracy around the world).
Contract details: Fixed Term - 1 June 2022 – 31 March 2023. Full time.
The Programme Manager – Global Equality Project (GEP) supports the delivery of WFD's funded Commonwealth-wide programme focussed on expanding the participation of women, girls, and LGBT+ persons in political and societal decision-making processes in over ten countries across the Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Africa.
Under the guidance of the Director – Global Equality Project (GEP) and working in collaboration with WFD staff across the organisation, the Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring that the implementation of projects and programmes meet the WFD's highest standards.
They will take responsibility for the management of in-country programming within designated GEP country(s),
- contribute to the design of programming, managing budget forecast and activity-based budgets, activities and operating plans and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL).
- coordinate key GEP research and regional and international GEP events
- be the administration and communication bridge between country-based offices and UK teams, liaising with relevant Embassies in-country, grantees, and other programme stakeholders and across countries where WFD has projects and programmes as required
- build solid relationships with stakeholders, partners, and donors at all levels
- proactively facilitate the information-sharing and coordination with GEP’s programme partners, donors, parliamentarians, civil society, and high-level government officials.
- undertake and prepare programme documents, draft narratives, and develop activity-based budgets to contribute to the preparation of new bids.
This is an interesting and varied role and will appeal to someone with;
- First-hand experience of designing, implementing, and managing a portfolio of programmes- minimum 2 years’ experience.
- Exceptional project and programme management skills.
- Proposal development, contracting, procurement, grant management, donor compliance, financial management and control skills.
- Experience in; risk management, proposal development, contracting, procurement, grant management, donor compliance, financial scrutiny, research/analysis, and reporting.
- Experience in creating budget forecasts and activity-based budgets.
- Experience using programme management systems and tools. Intermediate level Microsoft suite skills.
- Experience organising and managing high profile and complex events.
- Senior stakeholder analysis, development, and management skills.
- Excellent level of written and oral communication skills in English.
- Experience producing accurate briefing documents and communications.
- Line management skills including staff development and coaching and mentoring
- Educated to degree level.
To Apply by the 21st of May 2022, visit our website.
Could you help develop our services to care leavers? Can you use your experience to shape new and innovative delivery models for the benefit of young people? Do you bring the enthusiasm and vision needed to make creative solutions a reality through strong partnership working?
We have a significant opportunity for a new colleague to join our Reboot West education, employment and training programme.
It is a very exciting and interesting time to join 1625ip for this opportunity:
- Reboot West already delivers an evidence-based model that helps care leavers across the South West to succeed in education, training and employment.
- It is an innovative programme that enables young people to develop confidence and wellbeing by underpinning our relationship-based support using a psychological framework (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and DNA-V).
- We are in the closing stages of entering into partnership to extend this pioneering service to more care leavers across the region as part of a major impact trial - this will involve partnership working to deliver a large-scale evaluation of what works in supporting care leavers into employment and education – on a scale that has never been done before in the UK.
- The role provides the opportunity to be creative, collaborative and shape new approaches to supporting care leavers, with the potential to influence the future of delivery models nationally.
- The role will also oversee our Training Enterprise, which delivers training to share best practice in psychologically informed approaches to other organisations - to enhance the support provided to homeless young people and care leavers across the region.
We are particularly keen to increase applications from ethnic minorities, Muslim and male candidates as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We would also like applications from people with relevant lived experience.
Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Monday 06 June 2022. If you need an adjustment to be made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.
We are a leading youth homelessness and care leavers charity based in the South West, working with over 1,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector. We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues, and this is at the core of our work.
What we are looking for:
- You have confidence to effectively work in partnership with multiple, cross-sector agencies, including local authorities, the regional authority and large funders.
- You are practised at leading and managing new projects, sustainable change and service improvements.
- You have advanced experience in leading high quality support services for vulnerable people (or transferable leadership experience).
- You are an assured leader and can motivate other organisations and internal colleagues towards our shared objectives for young people - to attain tangible, measurable outcomes for them, whilst supporting and directing your teams with care and compassion.
- You can effectively manage complex financial and performance data to identify causal impact in order to take objective, informed action.
- You can oversee effective delivery of 1625ip’s Training Enterprise so the provision of external training meets its aims of creating value to learners and generates income for 1625ip to support our work.
What you will be doing:
- Designing, negotiating and project managing new service models - through collaborative partnership work with young people and with external statutory agencies, funding bodies, evaluators and others.
- Shaping our services to enhance opportunities and experiences for the young people we support, enabling them to achieve their goals and aspirations across the West of England.
- Leading, supporting and guiding operational managers and our learning & development work to enable the delivery of high quality services.
- Playing a key role in the development and internal delivery of our psychologically-informed framework, in which our work is rooted.
You will be based in our Prevention, Support and EET directorate and your line manager will be our Operations Director (Prevention, Support and EET).
If you have transferrable skills and you are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. We encourage you to have an informal chat with the recruiting manager to discuss how your personal or professional experience and skills could be transferred to this role. Details of how you can do that are further down in this advert.
What we are offering:
- 30 days holiday plus the usual Public and Bank Holidays.
- A supportive team – both internally and externally.
- An opportunity to develop skills in project management, service development and evidence-based delivery.
- Opportunities to learn through our training programme and to reflect through monthly group reflective practice with the senior leadership team.
- Flexible working hours and base.
- Hours per week: 37.5 (this represents full time hours)
- Contract type: Permanent
- Pay: £36,371 - £39,571 per annum
- The location: 1625 Independent People’s head office: Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER. There is also flexibility and support to manage working from home.
- To access the Job Pack for this role and submit an application, please visit the link to the vacancy.
- Please refer to the Cover Letter guidance below to ensure your application can progress to the shortlisting stage.
- To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Paul Hale. You can find his email address in the ad on our website (via the vacancy link)
- Application deadline closes: 23:59, Monday 06 June 2022.
- If you have not heard from us by Thursday 09 June 2022, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
- Interviews are on Monday 13 June 2022.
Covering Letter / Supporting Statement Guidance
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete. We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.
Your Covering Letter is essentially your Supporting Statement and will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies will be tested against the job criteria. Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage.
You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process. Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter.
Please try to keep the word limit to 250 words per criterion.
ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION FORM GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO UPLOAD A CV, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A CV AS THIS IS NOT NECESSARY AND WILL NOT BE USED IN THIS PROCESS.
Equal opportunities for everyone:
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Right to Succeed is a fast-growing national charity, working to deliver place-based and educational change in the most disadvantaged communities. Together, alongside their local and national partners, Right to Succeed delivers coordinated, impactful programmes aimed at improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people, their families and wider communities.
We are now recruiting an inspiring Programme Manager who is responsible for managing the day-to-day delivery of some of our key North West programmes at a local level. The projects will involve working with a range of secondary schools, Post-16 providers and senior multi-agency stakeholders serving low-income communities to support them to effectively identify and meet the learning and development needs of their pupils.
To apply for this position, please send a CV and supporting statement via our advert on CharityJob by midnight on 22nd May 2022. Your supporting statement must not exceed 2 pages and should cover your motivation for applying for the role and how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification. We are scheduling interviews as applications are received, therefore an early application is recommended.
Location: Hybrid – Portsmouth, with travel across the southeast
We are working in partnership with Veterans Outreach Support (VOS), a UK registered charity that offers welfare, wellbeing, mental health and substance misuse recovery support and services to veterans of the UK Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy, and their partners, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight. The charity is also the lead organisation for the ‘Partnership in Mind’ (PIM) portfolio, which is part of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) ‘Veterans Places, Pathways and People’ programme (VPPP). The PIM portfolio will meet the aims of the VPPP through the provision of a network of service providers across the Op Courage South-East England region, linked by the common goal of improving the lives of veterans in need. The portfolio will be an inclusive, collaborative network of places and people that can deliver safe, supportive veterans’ services, enabled by clear pathways to wider and specialist sources of support, both within and outside of the portfolio, with a focus on collaboration, coordination, and a common picture of veterans’ needs.
They are now seeking Programme Manager, who will have responsibility for the delivery of the VPPP ‘Partnership in Mind’ portfolio, bringing together a diverse programme of projects across a wide geographical area, enabling the delivery of individual project benefits and assuring VPPP strategic outcomes. The postholder will be a member of the VOS management team and will deputise for the Programme Director (VOS CEO) in matters related to the delivery of the portfolio as required.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- Extensive experience in programme management
- Strong understanding of governance, planning and execution for complex projects, with experience in multi-agency working across geographical and thematic boundaries
- Professional qualifications, at practitioner level, in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), and Management of Risk (MoR) are desired, or equivalent qualifications or experience
- Excellent IT skills, including use of MS Office software suite and relevant databases
- Experience in budget and financial management skills, ideally with experience in grant management (payments, reporting)
- Ability to build strong relationships at all levels and communicate progress against planned key activities, outcomes, and milestones
We are seeking an individual with excellent communication skills, comfortable in frontline delivery and in the boardroom with charity trustees and senior programme officials. The ability to be flexible and responsive, work on their own initiative and with minimal supervision to meet targets and deadlines within agreed timescales is essential. Ability to travel, with access to a car, to projects across the SE region of the UK will also be expected.
For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
Closing date: 23rd May 2022, however applications are being reviewed and interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.